The Orleans Parish Coroner has determined a missing UNO student's cause of death as drowning, one day after 19-year-old Hayley Howard's body and car were recovered from Irish Bayou near I-10.
Howard went missing early last Saturday morning after having some drinks with friends after work.
NOPD Supt. Ronal Serpas says Howard's death appears to be an accident. They believe Howard veered off the interstate on her way home to Slidell and went into the water.
Toxicology results will come back in a few weeks, according to the Coroner's office.